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Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California.
The blaze was part of an outbreak of wildfires on both ends of the state. Together, they were blamed for 44 deaths.
A fire tore through a mobile home park in Okanogan County’s Elmer City on Tuesday, destroying several homes and displacing multiple families.
County fire crews are battling at least two brush fires along Interstate 90, near Medical Lake and Cheney.
As Washington and Idaho wind down on one of the worst fire seasons on record, several blazes continue to burn unabated as they eat up firefighting efforts and spew smoke into the atmosphere.
After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.
About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.
While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of Western wildfires is not a matter of debate among the people who study it.
Spokane was reported to have the worst air quality in the nation Monday morning, and although conditions had improved by the afternoon, experts said there would probably be smoke in the air for days to come.
The air in Spokane is bad. But not as bad.
Air quality in Spokane remains in the “unhealthy” category for the third straight day.
A Fire Boss plane went down in Ferry County this afternoon while fighting one of the 70 fires that sparked around Washington after the lightning storms and winds Saturday.
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.
A firefighter injured Saturday in the Grass Valley fire near Grand Coulee Dam was a volunteer from Okanogan County.
Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.
After a day of heavy winds pushed a fire to nearly 70 square miles to the edge of the Town of Coulee Dam on Saturday, improving weather conditions helped firefighters keep the fire from burning any homes in the town.
A firefighter was injured and parts of the cities of Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam were evacuated Saturday as windy conditions created a roaring wildfire in central Washington.
If a wildfire is nearby and you need to evacuate, have your medicine, a flashlight, family heirlooms, lots of other essentials and maybe a portable toilet ready to take with you. The Greater Spokane Emergency Management agency on Friday issued reminders to the public about the meaning of three levels of evacuations and the preparations that should be taken in advance of a potential wildfire in your neighborhood.
After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.